COVID-19 Vaccine Update as of April 15:
COVID-19 vaccine is available for beneficiaries age 16 and older.
Vaccines will be administered based on appointment and vaccine availability. Due to high call volume, call times have increased. We encourage you to use our 24-hour scheduler here.
All locations under San Diego will be administering vaccines to everyone to include 1c as availability allows. Continue to monitor our Facebook page and website for COVID-19 for vaccination updates and information. Our COVID-19 hotline at 619-532-5358 is also available for updates and information.
*Click the link to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine here.
Wondering when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to service members, retirees, and their families through different phases of the schema.
What are the DoD COVID-19 vaccination phases?
The DoD COVID-19 vaccination plan is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 recommendations. It’s composed of the following phases.
Phase 1A. This phase is already underway at many military hospitals, clinics, and DoD installations. This phase includes vaccinating health care workers, first responders, and residents of Armed Forces Retirement Homes. As military hospitals and clinics complete this phase, they’ll move to the following phases.
Phase 1B. This phase includes select defense forces and beneficiaries age 75 years old and older. This phase also includes frontline essential workers, such as teachers, child care staff, and those who are involved in postal service, public transportation, as well as commissary and food service.
Phase 1C. This phase includes eligible beneficiaries age 65-74 and those ages 16-64 with increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. This phase also includes some additional select military populations.
Phase 2. This phase includes any TRICARE beneficiaries not otherwise mentioned in the above phases.
For a complete list of who is included in each phase, go to the TRICARE COVID Vaccine page.
All TRICARE beneficiaries are also able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at:
Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
Chronic kidney disease,
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Heart conditions, such as heart failure
coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2
Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2
Sickle cell disease
Type 2 diabetes
For a list of the Centers for Disease Control underlying medical conditions, please visit their website.
As a beneficiary with general questions about the vaccine, please visit TRICARE
To stay updated on all things COVID-19 and/or the COVID-19 vaccine, call our COVID-19 hotline at (619) 532-5358.